I currently work for bb7, an award-winning product development consultancy located in Madison, WI. In the past 6 years, I’ve used the vast range of projects and clients to dramatically improve my creative skills, brand strategies, and technical knowledge. In terms of CAD modeling, I have taken many advanced surfacing classes and have pushed my abilities to the point where I am now the Industrial Design Lead for all complex CAD projects. I am also responsible for working with clients to establish a Visual Brand Language (VBL). This involves a lot of research working with marketing, CEO’s, and sales to distill the core values of a company into visual aspects of my designs. This translates to an extremely effective, repeatable process that can be applied a wide variety of products. Basically, I don’t redesign individual projects, I am responsible for redesigning entire product lines. Prior to bb7, I have worked with Harley Davidson, Volvo, Briggs & Stratton, and Milwaukee Tool. Please don't hesitate to contact me with your next project, I'd love to hear from you!

Work Samples

  • Sketches & Renderings

  • Solidworks & Alias

  • UWM Laser Ion Cannon

Work History

Experience: Industrial Designer, bb7 / Bjorksten | bit 7, Madison, WI February 2010 - Present Freelance Industrial Designer, Gruv Design, Madison, WI June 2009 - Present Industrial Designer, + Design, Milwaukee, WI June 2009-October 2009 Industrial Designer, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Milwaukee, WI May 2008-June 2009 Industrial Designer, Discovery World, Milwaukee, WI January 2008-June 2008 Industrial Design Assistant, MIAD, Veteran's Hospital, August 2005-June 2008 Education: Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI B.F.A. in Industrial Design, May 2009 Dean's List every semester, GPA 3.87 V.P. of IDSA Student Chapter Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI Animation Program, 2003-2004 Dean's List every semester, GPA 3.7 Skills: Traditional concept sketching and rendering; Sketchbook Pro; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign; Solidworks, Alias, Hypershot, Keyshot, Flash MX, Final Cut Pro, MS Office; web design; sound production; electrical & mechanical design, physical model production; and I make a mean breakfast sandwich.

Education

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) 2005-2009, GPA 3.87

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA, Madison Design Alliance Leader, Contributor to Productdesignhub

Awards

Medical Design Excellence Award (2011), 2nd Place Studebaker Design Contest (2010), 3rd Place International Greener Gadgets Competition in NYC (2009), 1st place design award from Fiskars (2009), 3rd Place Core77 Powertool Design Contest(2008), 2nd Place A.O Smith Award (2008),

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